Good pitching and good hitting got the job done for the New Paltz High School baseball team on Saturday.
The Huguenots beat Saugerties on the road, 5-0, in their first game of the season.
“I think it was a great win. It’s always important to get the first one out of the way,” New Paltz coach Sam Phelps said. “We had to fight through some adversity and the last inning got a little hairy, but we remained calm.”
Junior starting pitcher Tyler Black tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings, scattering three hits.
“He pitched great for us,” Phelps said.
Offensively, the Huguenots were led by Seb Pannuto, who had two RBI and scored a run. Chris Massaro and Chris Baker each notched RBI singles.
Phelps said Adam Stolfe made two “tremendous” catches in left field, while Mike Paino made a diving grab in right field.
“We were good defensively,” Phelps said, with “a couple of spectacular plays in the outfield.”
New Paltz will play Rondout Valley on the road at 4:15 p.m. Monday.
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